News Recap: December 4, 2015

A weekly recap of art world news.

Holga 120SF with film by Bilby via Wikimedia Commons

Holga Factory Ceases Operations
After nearly 35 years in production, Freestyle Photographic Services announced that the Holga factory has ceased operations. Designed in 1981, the medium format toy camera’s affordability and unique lo-fi photographs attracted a cult following. Existing inventory is still available for sale from retailers, but all factory materials have been discarded.
Read the press release (Freestyle Photographic Supplies)

Miami Art Week Opens
The 2015 edition of Miami’s Art Week opened this past week with art fairs and events throughout Miami Beach, Midtown, and Wynwood. Each year in early December tens of thousands of people flock to the tents for exhibitions, parties, and art-buying. The main attraction is Art Basel Miami and over the years a multitude of satellite fairs have popped up around it, including Art Miami, Pulse, Scope, and many others.
Read the full story (Miami Herald)

Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Winners Announced
There are many grant opportunities for artists, but few for those who spend their time critically writing about them. The Arts Writers Grant Program is co-supported by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation to award annual grants to critics, novelists, and scholars who work with contemporary art. The 2015 grants are awarded for articles, blogs, books, and short-form writing.
Read the full story (ART News)